What's Your Dream Project?
Don't have the resources to complete it? Consider applying to be an organizational client of The Community Justice Project.
The Community Justice Project is a clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where teams of students, supervised by experienced attorneys, act as advocates for community, non-profit, educational, faith-based, and other organizations and groups.
Clinic students serve as advocates, consultants, advisors, capacity-builders, strategic planners, policy analysts and community organizers to help clients tackle complex, high priority projects across a wide variety of subject areas. These services are provided free of charge and students are intensely supervised by attorneys.
Past project work completed by CJP students includes: strategic planning; identifying and helping to secure funding sources; drafting and coordinating legislation; developing a policy strategy and materials; media work; written and oral communication for lay audiences; community organizing, mapping, and surveying; and meeting with government officials, key stakeholders, experts, and community members. For detailed descriptions of past projects, click here.
For more information on what makes a successful project, the benefits to organizational clients, and the supervision CJP students receive, see our one-pager.
If you would like to be considered as a CJP project in the 2014-15 academic year, please submit a one page request that describes (1) your organization, (2) the need or needs that would be filled by the CJP project, (3) the types of activities you envision student attorneys conducting, (4) what you anticipate being completed or achieved in a three month period, and (5) how you anticipate coordinating with the student attorney team. The request should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16, 2014.
If you would like to discuss a project idea further, please email us.
Unemployment Insurance Clients
The Community Justice Project receives clients directly from the Office of Administrative Hearings Resource Center. If you are appealing an unemployment insurance denial, you can visit the Resource Center for assistance filing your appeal and locating legal assistance.
OAH Resource Center
One Judiciary Square
441 4th St. NW
Suite 450 North
Washington, DC 20001